The Importance Of Success And Academic Success

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Education attained can affect people throughout a lifetime. Since academic success has long-term effects and is important for a successful life, it is important to identify variables that increase academic success. Academic success through primary and secondary education is a predictor of higher educational attainment and of later academic success (Marjoribanks, 2005). Thus, numerous researchers have studied variables related to academic success (Besser, Flett, Hewitt, & Guez 2008; Ryan, Shim, & Makara, 2013;). Two such variables are feelings of self-worth and academic involvement of students. The present study will attempt to answer the question of how academic involvement and feelings of self-worth are related to academic success in undergraduate …show more content…
The information found in previous studies and in the present study can be utilized by educators at various levels of education to assist in student academic achievement. The research findings can allow more awareness by educators at the primary, secondary, and higher levels of education. For example, emphasis can be put towards higher attainment for students with high levels of self-worth or academic involvement. In turn, increased effort can be put forth by educators to help students with low levels of self-worth or academic involvement to increase academic …show more content…
As feelings of self-worth and academic involvement are both related to the construct of academic success, there have been explanations set forth as to why this is (Hong et al., 2008; Ryan et al., 2013; Sidelinger et al., 2016). One theory that has been proposed, explains the interaction between feelings of self-worth, academic involvement, and academic success, is the self-regulated learning theory (Zimmerman, 2002). The theory states that as students learn to self-regulate learning, academic success will increase; self-regulated learning often involves students being proactive in learning, which can include becoming more involved in academics. For the purpose of the theory, self-regulation is defined as the process in which students translate mental ability into academic performance, rather than the performance itself. The theory also suggests that self-regulated learning can increase feelings of self-worth because goals are better met when students pursue proactive learning (Zimmerman, 2002). The theory of self-regulated learning explains the relationship between the three variables being examined in the current study. As shown through the previously mentioned theory, feelings of self-worth, academic involvement, and academic success are related in a positive manner. Therefore, the present study will examine how the interaction between feelings of self-worth and

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